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Mar 23, 2013 12:00am PDT
in denial, of the facts. -- in denial of the facts. there are an awful lot of people that despise government precisely because it opened the door for common citizenship, for people of all races and nature is in the united states, so it is still controversial, but it is beyond that, tavis. our country measures schools, by the way they teach math and the way they teach reading. not history. history is the key to citizenship, and because we do not teach this, we are in danger of having people coming of age that do not understand this, he and the civil-rights era -- this, and the civil-rights era is one to show how people use their citizenship to change the nation for the better. we lose a lot by not transmitting it, and we cannot blame the kids. they do not get this history through the umbilical cord. a lot of people were embarrassed by being racist, other is embarrassed by -- there are barriers to psychological readiness, but what we have to understand is that through those barriers is where we really make our greatest progress, and that is what the 1960's were really about, and that is, to me
Mar 19, 2013 12:00am PDT
be established. there's also a new coalition government in israel, one that remains fractured when it comes to the establishment of a palestinian state. it is no secret that prime minister benjamin netanyahu and president barack obama have not always seen eye-to-eye on the best road to peace and that's just the beginning for president obama on this historic trip. he has to deal with nuclear threats from iran and provide a road map for how far the united states will go in defense of israel. we will get insights to all of these challenges for president obama with the former ambassador to israel, martin indyk who joins us from washington where he is the vice president and director for foreign policy at the brookings institution. ambassador indyk, good to have you back on the program, sir. >> thanks, tavis, good to be with you. tavis: i guess the start is whether or not i have overstated the case. there are some who believe as i intimated a moment ago that the president's very presence in israel that's to say, our president, barac
Mar 21, 2013 12:00am PDT
. governments are doing it. companies are doing it. sports teams are doing it. those what you say to persons watching this now who believe this as a concept or believe it in their own family, the notion their family is cursed, that it has been for generations, the notion it has always been this way in the family? i think there are families of buy into that. this was passed down. great grandparents did this. my mother had it. i had it. true intellectually. it is true emotionally. you get my point. why do you say to families who theirhappiness is not in purview? >> almost anybody who has looked at happy this -- happiness has said it is not something you find. it is something you make. there has been a lot of studies, and it shows clearly greatness is not a matter of circumstance. it is a matter of choice. you do not need a grand plan. you do not need to go back to the ancestors and write rules. you need to accumulate small steps. the reality is family narrative's go on a long time. they can be changed. they are changed every day. tavis: his name is bruce feiler . his book is no. 5. the book is
Mar 22, 2013 12:00am PDT
in government have to make that decision, but something has to happen, because now we are talking about putting knives back on the plane. it seems we have a short memory. 9/11 was not that long ago, and they did it with box covers. -- box cutters. we go home, but in real life, people die. what can we learn? maybe we should have a little more gun control, because you have people walking around that look like tourists that could have weapons in their bags, because you can make them online. take on this,your part, not antoine's to give it away, i love how we came in, on this weaponry that the terrorists are using, and you can see on the box is american made. can see on the box they are american made. >> details. weis: that is so much that deal with. we have financed and sold weapons around the world. they may at some point come back to haunt us. layered a lot of that in the movie. it is true. even the point to one of the characters who is part of the secret service, a human being that is used by a villain to attack us, and i know you were talking earlier between the president and the secret servic
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